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March 9, 2018  10:01 AM

Will government ever accept that it needs to learn from its mistakes?

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Brexit, dwp, FOI, Government IT, Public sector

Yesterday, the government reluctantly agreed to share with the public a series of documents on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) controversial Universal Credit programme. I say...

February 22, 2013  4:31 PM

How Somerset strangled Southwest One

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
accountants, approval, audit, budget, cabinet, competition, Costs, Council, cuts, Education, failing, Failure, FOI, health, IBM, NHS, outsource, Outsourcing, prejudice, privatization, productivity, Public sector, SAP, savings, Shared services, Somerset, Southwest One, strangled

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March 12, 2008  12:50 PM

BBC R4’s “Today” and the High Court case over ID Card Gateway reviews

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
FOI, ID cards, NAO, OGC, openness

BBC Radio 4's Today programme broadcast an item this week [10 March 2008 - 6.50am] on our article about the...


February 21, 2008  4:00 PM

The trouble with government IT projects – Colin Beveridge

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Change management, FOI, Government IT, ID cards, NPfIT

Colin Beveridge of the Better Practice Forum has sent these comments on our coverage of the


September 3, 2007  8:47 AM

ID card new contracts – genuinely innovative?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, FOI, ID cards, NPfIT, openness, over-optimism

Comment On 9 August 2007, BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight posed the question on ID cards ‘can this project come in on time and under budget’ on the day that the government invited companies to bid for the project...

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August 28, 2007  9:04 AM

NPfIT and the Downing Street papers: for and against publishing them

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
FOI, incompetence, NPfIT, openness

On 21 August a posting on this blog referred to a decision of the Information Commissioner Richard Thomas to order the disclosure of “sensitive” papers about a meeting at Downing Street...


August 21, 2007  9:50 AM

Sensitive Downing Street papers on the NHS’s National Programme for IT [NPfIT] may be released

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
FOI, ID cards, incompetence, NPfIT, openness

The Information Commissioner Richard Thomas has ordered the disclosure of “highly sensitive” papers about a meeting at Downing Street which led to the launch of the UK’s largest IT-based project, the £12.4bn NHS national programme. The ruling is a breakthrough in favour of openness over how...


July 2, 2007  12:59 PM

Gordon Brown argues for open government while Treasury colleagues fight for secrecy on IT projects

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, FOI, ID cards, incompetence, IT projects, mistakes, openness, Project management, Transparency

Comment In a speech in May 2007, accepting his nomination as leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown promised a “different type of politics – a more open and honest dialogue: frank about problems,...


June 4, 2007  2:43 PM

Shredding of gateway reviews – Daily Telegraph article

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
FOI, ID cards, NPfIT, openness, Transparency

An article in the Daily Telegraph, across the top of page two, follows up our disclosure that the Office of Government Commerce is ordering the destruction of "gateway review" final...


June 4, 2007  10:23 AM

Civil servants told to destroy internal reports on billions of pounds of risky IT projects

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
FOI, ID cards, NPfIT, openness, Transparency

Officials at the Treasury's Office of Government Commerce [OGC] are ordering the destruction of "gateway review" reports into the progress or otherwise of billions of pounds worth of risky government IT projects to cut the risk of leaks. An OGC paper tells civil servants that, in the context of...


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